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Check out the full fight card and bout order for UFC Fight Night: Okami vs. Saint Preux, which takes place on Friday, September 22nd in Saitama, Japan.

The next UFC show is actually on a Friday night at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Time zone differences mean that the card is technically on a Saturday, but who’s up for some Friday Night Fights? The main event was supposed to be a rematch between Mauricio Rua and Ovince Saint Preux, but Shogun suffered an injury, and the replacement is... Yushin Okami?! Why yes, Okami is a former UFC middleweight title challenger, but he’s also been fighting at welterweight recently. There’s now a non-zero chance that next week could usher in the era of Yushin Okami: ranked light heavyweight.

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Luke Rockhold recommends to Georges St-Pierre that he pull out of his upcoming middleweight title fight against Michael Bisping at UFC 217.

Luke Rockhold had a message for Georges St-Pierre after his win over David Branch at UFC Fight Night 116.

Former UFC middleweight champion Rockhold wants to fight the winner of Michael Bisping vs. St-Pierre, which will be five rounds at UFC 217 for the 185-pound title. But Rockhold also doesn’t think the former welterweight titleholder should be fighting up a weight class and urged St-Pierre to back out of the fight.

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Check out the Bloody Elbow staff’s picks and predictions for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch card in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Bloody Elbow staff has made its picks for UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch, and unsurprisingly we have a unanimous vote for Luke Rockhold to get the win. If you think history is repeating itself, you are wrong. Eddie Mercado did pick Bisping over Rockhold at UFC 199. Lots of one-sided choices have been made for this event, so will we see some surprise results on Saturday? We’ll find out soon.

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Luke Rockhold returned to action with a second round finish of David Branch in the UFC Pittsburgh main event.

The marquee matchup for UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch saw Luke Rockhold make his return to action by stopping David Branch with strikes in the second round. Branch found early success with his boxing in the opening round, going right at Rockhold, and landing often, but Rockhold remained composed, and came back to find the finish. In his post fight interview, Rockhold told GSP to back out of his fight with Michael Bisping, so that Rockhold may step in.

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The UFC’s return to Madison Square Garden is set to be just like last year’s UFC 205, with three title fights at the top of the pay-per-view main card. Middleweight champion Michael Bisping headlines UFC 217, as he takes on the legendary former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. The co-main event pits bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt against T.J. Dillashaw, in what should be a phenomenal matchup of elite strikers. Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk puts her title on the line against Rose Namajunas, looking to make the most of her second crack at the belt.

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Lightweights Jim Miller and Francisco Trinaldo will square off in October.

A pair of lightweight veterans are headed to Brazil, as Combate reported Jim Miller will take on Francisco Trinaldo at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 119, in Sao Paulo.

Jim Miller (28-10, 1 NC)) will try and snap a two-fight losing skid, which consists of decision losses to Anthony Pettis and Dustin Poirier. His last win came in November 2016, when he bested Thiago Alves via unanimous decision. Miller has never suffered three consecutive defeats in his entire career.

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